Worlds Best Steel Frame
TRUECORE® steel is a zinc/aluminium alloy coated steel with a distinctive blue resin surface finish, made by BlueScope Steel specifically for the house framing market.
Wall and roof frames made from TRUECORE® steel are termite and fire resistant, straight and true, lightweight yet strong.
In short, a dependable solution for homes built to last.
The Right Choice
Steel house framing systems have been used in Australia for over 30 years, but developments in the last decade have seen steel framing come into its own.
Today, frames made from TRUECORE® steel are quick and simple to erect, easy on the environment, and adaptable to a myriad of home designs.
That’s why we are embracing steel house framing as the way of the future.
Wall and roof framing made from TRUECORE® steel is 100 per cent termite and borer proof. Because of this, the steel frames don’t require additional chemical treatments to protect them from pest attack. TRUECORE® steel house frames are also non-combustible, so its use significantly reduces the amount of flammable material in a home.
The strength of steel house frames
A home with a ‘heart’ of steel is designed to stand the test of time.
The inherent strength and durability of TRUECORE® steel house frames provides structural integrity in all types of environments and conditions – from Australia’s cyclone-prone north to the cold climate regions of the south; in bushland, where fire is an ever present threat, and on the coast.
Backed by a 50 year BlueScope Steel warranty*, TRUECORE® steel provides homeowners with the peace of mind of knowing their most valuable asset is protected by the strength or steel.
* Conditions apply, see our the warranty page for more information.
Straight and true
Steel wall and roof house frames made from TRUECORE® steel are precision engineered to be dimensionally accurate.
They won’t shrink, twist or warp, reducing the likelihood of problems such as cracking cornices, jamming doors, sticking windows or wavy rooflines.
A healthier home
Because it requires no additional chemical treatments, steel house framing is recognised both here and overseas as a healthy home alternative for people suffering from asthma.
Steel house framing encourages home designers to think outside the square and make the most of available space.
It lends itself perfectly to innovative designs and non-conventional roof lines, helping to create distinctive, highly individualised homes.
In particular, the high strength-to-weight ratio of steel roof framing allows for longer spans, creating larger, more open living areas. And because it’s steel, it measures up against increasingly stringent building and fire regulations.
Treading lightly on the earth
Steel house framing made from TRUECORE® steel delivers a range of environmental benefits, both immediate and long term.
The relative light weight of steel house framing, combined with its design versatility and flexibility, means a steel-framed house can be built with minimal site impact.
Quite literally, it ‘touches the earth lightly’.
This is especially apparent on sloping and difficult sites where it can be used in conjunction with suspended flooring systems, reducing the need to cut into the site and thus leaving a much smaller imprint.
And because steel frames are fabricated off-site to exact specifications, there is minimal cutting and wastage onsite – making for a cleaner building environment.
A recyclable material
Steel is one of the most recycled materials on the planet.
Not only is TRUECORE® steel 100 per cent recyclable, it is made with a component of recycled steel.